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Drinking 3-5 cups of coffee per day has been linked to protection
against Alzheimer's Disease, according to a new review of studies.
The number of people in Europe aged over 65 is predicted to rise from
15.4% of the population to 22.4% by 2025 and, with an aging population,
neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's Disease are of
increasing concern. Alzheimer's Disease affects one person in twenty
over the age of 65, amounting to 26 million people world-wide.
Epidemiologists have linked regular, moderate coffee consumption with
a possible reduced risk of developing Alzheimer's Disease. An overview
of the findings were presented during a satellite symposium at the 2014
Alzhemier Europe Annual Congress.
The session report from this symposium highlights the role nutrition
can play in preserving cognitive function, especially during the
preclinical phase of Alzhemier's, before symptoms of dementia occur. The
report notes that a Mediterranean diet, consisting of fish, fresh fruit
and vegetables, olive oil and red wine, has been associated with a
reduced risk for development of Alzheimer's Disease. Research suggests
that compounds called polyphenols are responsible for this protective
effect, these compounds are also found in high quantities in coffee.
Epidemiological studies have found that regular, life-long moderate
coffee consumption is associated with a reduced risk of developing
Alzheimer's Disease with the body of evidence suggesting that coffee
drinkers can reduce their risk of developing the disease by up to 20%...Read more:http://www.science20.com/news_articles/coffee_lowers_risk_of_alzheimers_up_to_20_percent-150070